AHA announces chair of long-term care section

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Dr. Michele Bellantoni, the medical director at Johns Hopkins Bayview Care Center, was named the 2011 chair of the American Hospital Association's Long-Term Care and Rehabilitation section.

This position will lead the division's governing council and advises the association on policy issues related to post-acute and continuing care providers, the association said.

Bellantoni is an associate professor and clinical director of the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her research interests are focused on improving the outcomes of medically complex older adults who require post-acute and long-term care.